JAWS self-care resource guide for journalists during COVID-19

Curated by Marissa Evans, Social Issues Reporter, The Star Tribune

As coronavirus upends every aspect of our personal and professional lives, journalists are expected to do what we’ve always done: soldier on. No matter how dire the headlines get each passing day about the pandemic, this is a story that will have ripple effects for years to come, and we are the first witnesses to that history. But every journalist has a breaking point and too often it’s hard for us to come to grips with the fact that some stories simply weigh us down physically, emotionally and mentally.

This guide is meant to be a starting point of resources from around the internet on ways we can balance the demands of our jobs with the uncertainty of a pandemic. It includes links on working from home, where to find mental health resources, managing children, ways to relax your mind and body, and places to seek financial assistance. There are also general links to stories that we hope will provide some level of comfort and solace in these strange times. We intend to update this guide as often as we can.